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FOX Business
Mar 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
and mitch mcconnell seem to have finally figured out things. the republican leaders unveiled a new perspective on how to deal with a divided capital and are now insisting that those emergency negotiations with the president on crucial issues and public policy choices we longer be negotiated in private meetings between the president and the republican leaders. instead, they are restoring regular order in the house and senate. senator mitch mcconnell releasing the following statement after this mornings fruitless meeting with the president at the white house. he said we will have opportunity to ensure that funding is at the level that we promised while working on solutions for making spending reductions more intelligent than the across-the-board cuts of the president. but i want to make clear that any solutions will be done through the regular order with input from both sides of the aisle in public debate. how speaker john boehner's office confirms that the house will only look to resolve the sequester issue through regular order as well. speaker john boehner saying that revenue is o
PBS
Mar 1, 2013 8:00pm PST
not a dictator. i'm the president. so, ultimately, if mitch mcconnell or john boehner say, we need to go catch a plane, i can't have secret service block the doorway, right? and this idea that somehow there's a secret formula or secret sauce to get speaker boehner or mitch mcconnell to say, you know what, mr. president, you're right, we -- if there was a secret way to do that, i would have tried it. gwen: house speaker john boehner offered a much briefer statement as he left the white house meeting, and he was more grim. >> let's make it clear, the president got his tax on hikes on january 1. this discussion about revenue, in my view, is over. it's about taking on the spending problem here in washington. gwen: so tonight, the much discussed $85 billion budget cut decried by economists and politicians alike takes effect. then what? david? >> we'll find out. finally we go over one of these lines in the sand. this was designed to be unworkable and uncomfortable to force congress and the president to do something else. the technical term for this is stupid. that's attributed to alan simpson and es
PBS
Mar 8, 2013 8:00pm PST
leader mitch mcconnell who is dead set against that. that's why you set the outreach to paul ryan, the chairman of the budget committee perhaps in hopes of maybe doing an in-run around the leadership. gwen: does what happen in washington matter when it comes to wall street or when it comes to these job numbers? is washington action or inaction driving the markets at all or depressing them? >> oh, absolutely. i would say that the main reason that the stock market has had such a good strong start to the year is because washington didn't tank the economy of doing a variety of silly things like defaulting on the national debt. the absence of a negative is a positive. gwen: it goes without saying that there is a lot of distrust in washington. each side assumes that the other is acting in bad faith especially when it comes to this budget cuts we're talking about. >> the republicans are using the c.r., the continued resolution to fund the government to put in their sequester cuts. they're playing games again. >> clearly, people are tired of the political gains in this town. and they want
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2013 2:30am PST
colleagues. among them, marco rubio, mitch mcconnell. code pink. the tea party-backed group freedom works. our own chuck todd tweeted -- best illustrated by a democrat who has raised similar concerns about the drone program. he joined rand paul. >> i think senator paul and i agree that this nomination, also provides a very important opportunity for the united states senate to consider the government's rules and policies on the targeted killings of americans. the executive branch should not be allowed to conduct such a serious and far-reaching program by themselves without any scrutiny, because that's not how american democracy works. >> the issue was reignited this week when attorney general eric holder ruled out the possibility of drone strikes on americans. he testified before the senate judiciary committee. >> does the constitution allow a u.s. citizen on u.s. soil who doesn't pose an imminent threat to be killed by the u.s. government? >> i do not believe that -- again, you have to look at all of the facts. the facts that you have given me, i would not think in that situation a use of
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 6:00am EST
have a deal? >> i mean, jessica, i am not a dictator. i am the president. ultimately, mitch mcconnell or john boehner would say, "we need to vote or catch a plane." i cannot have secret service block the door. i understand. i know that this has been some of the conventional wisdom that has been floating around washington, and somehow, even though most people agree that i am being reasonable, even though that most people would agree that i am presenting a fair deal, the fact that they do not take it means that we should somehow do a jedi mind meld and convince them to do what is right. well, they are elected. we have the constitutional system of government. the speaker of the house and the leader of the senate and all of those folks have responsibilities. what i can do is i can make the best possible case. i can speak to the american people about the consequences of the decision that congress is making or the lack of decision making by congress. ultimately, it is a choice they make. this idea that somehow there is a secret formula or secret sauce to get speaker bather or mitch -- boehn
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
majority leader mitch mcconnell bears a striking resemblance toed a mare really akbar. >> angela rye and ken vogel, welcome to you both. angela, she hasn't even declared herself a account but the very idea that ashley judd may challenge mitch mcconnell has led to what feels like another round of gender politics. do you think mcconnell supporters would treat, say, george clooney or daniel craig this way if they ran? >> well, martin, what we know for sure is that there's always been some separation when it comes to gender and politics. gender and the workplace. we're seeing this play out across the board. you know, with the president's first year we saw the lilly ledbetter act. there are all of these inequalities that exist, and i think it's up to us more progressive people and like-minded folks to really kind of push the buck here. ashley judd is a brilliant woman who happens to have some interest in the political process and has expressed that with or without this senate seat. so i think we need to see this play out, but they're definitely applying a lot of pressure, some of which is
Comedy Central
Mar 4, 2013 11:30pm PST
minority leader mitch mcconnell bears a striking resemblance to admiral ackbar. [laughter] nation, you know it's my sacred duty to protect you from those who would destroy our way of life. that way of life? you watching tv like you're about to do more of right now. [laughter] jim? there are those among us intent on challenging our most sacred beliefs no matter what the cost. we call them scientists. [ laughter ] >> it's alive! >> stephen: scientists like doctor skylarbehr, ph.d. >> i'm a scientist though i don't have my ph.d yet. >> stephen: she's the enemy within. ♪ here on maine's mount desert island in the village of thumbsville life on the coast has always been as god intended. >> tide goes in, tide goods out. never a miscommunication. >> stephen: until the today an hosk your miscommunication at the local red stop left developpages crying. >> who has the scallop guts. >> stephen: was it all part of the doctor's plan to destroy the human place? >> i am not trying to destroy the human race. >> stephen: oh, no? november 26, 2012. professor gail garwait was returning home when she had a s
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2013 9:00am PST
to capitol hill to meet with republicans and democrats, including, possibly, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell who was not present at date night last night despite his deal maker status. winning over gop hearts will be an uphill climb. referring to the lack of a comprehensive white house budget proposal yesterday, paul ryan sounded highly skeptical saying i find it interesting that the president has chosen to blow the deadline again not by a week or two, but for an indefinite period of time. the white house ought to lead. that's what presidents do. which begs the question, short of standing outside the gop headquarters with a boom box blasting peter gabriel, what must president obama do to win republican hearts and really truly finally bring them to bargain? sam stein, there's nothing i love more than quoting people to themselves and on live television, and in an article that you wrote for the huffington post, you actually quote a white house official who says, "there are a lot of republicans who probably don't know what we have put on the table. i don't know if the white house website isn't l
CNN
Mar 3, 2013 6:00am PST
did this to what next with the senate's top republican mitch mcconnell. then the president's top economic adviser gene sperling on plan b and his side of the woodward white house fracas. plus are politics suffocating law making. posing that question to the two lawmakers leading party election efforts in the house, congressman steve israel and greg walden. >>> and the stock market soars to new highs while income plummets to one of the deepest declines in 20 years. our plan weighs in on the two economies. i'm candy crowley and this is state of the union. mitch mcconnell will join me in a moment. first we want to take you to just outside tampa, florida where demolition is under way to the home where the sinkhole formed killing the owner of the house, jeff bush. authorities made the decision to stop searching for bush who was swallowed up by the 600 foot sinkhole thursday night. we will keep following you this story and bring you updates throughout the hour. >>> back to the top story, more than a year to work things out, hours before mandatory budget cuts were triggered, the presiden
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 9:00am PST
, but that is the fact. they would have lost their job. john cornyn would lose a primary. mitch mcconnell would lose a primary. any compromise that includes any new tax on this will do that. >> so that's -- i mean, that's a huge piece of the puzzle. john cornyn is going to get primaried from the right, as will mitch mcconnell. speaker boehner's speakership is constantly up for debate. i mean, what's the likelihood that any kind of deal making happens before the 2014 midterms? >> it's slim. chuck's point is exactly right, and it's hard to argue. joy's point is also right. there are going to be people who disop organization atley feel this, and so in those districts, especially, in plays where there is either a republican governor and/or you have republican house districts, there is going to be a lot of complaining at the local level. >> would you be willing to lose your job in no, most people are not willing to lose their jobs. >> he took heat over the fiscal cliff deal, and this is where he is drawing a bit of a line. >> john boehner then said multiple times, this has become the sort of phrase of jo
ABC
Mar 9, 2013 4:00am PST
for senate against mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader. >> looks likes she's all systems go for running for senate in kentucky. she's talking to folks in washington and in kentucky about it. acting like a candidate in waiting. >> reporter: no question that she's tough, as i found last year. >> i can wear the t-shirt that says, i do my own stunts. >> reporter: nice. do you thing you have learned enough about fighting now that you could mess somebody up for real if you had to. >> i know i could. >> reporter: she showed me how to throw a hollywood punch. so you hit me, for the record. >> i did. i did. >> reporter: so why would judd throw herself into what would surely be a knock-down, drag-out political fight? she largely walked away from acting in the last decade after being treated for severe depression. after a turbulent childhood after being abused by family member and deeply lonely. >> i said i'm so tired of holding in all this pain. >> reporter: after treatment, she threw herself into charity work around the world, got an advanced degree at harvard, dipped her toe back in
MSNBC
Mar 6, 2013 8:00am PST
, and mitch mcconnell's campaign crew getting in on the harlem shake craze. take a peek at this. ♪ very patriotic. obviously, that is not the real mitch mcconnell. no, i'm being serious. that's not really him. it's a guy holding a mask. he's got some rhythm. yeah, it's a mascot. anyway, could he shake off ashley judd? we'll find out. >>> that's going to wrap it up for me today. joining me tomorrow, deb by wasserman schultz, and joy ann reid. i thought i out, it was not mitch mcconnell. "now with alex wagner" comes your way next. even ragu user. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] se prego. whooo! if youthen this willbrids arbe a nice surprise. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max come. c-max go. c-max give a ride to everyone it knows. c max has more passenger volume than competitor prius v and we haven't even mentioned... c-max also gets better mpg. say hi to the super fuel efficient ford c-max hybrid. to get our adt security system. and one really big reason --
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2013 7:00am EST
it on the table, they voted down. you've got mitch mcconnell, when the president first got elected, he said that he was going to make sure he would be a one-term president. with all this discussion, he is still holding his peace and still trying to get along with the republicans. host: on twitter -- the paul ryan of the house budget committee. he sat down for lunch yesterday with president obama along with chris van hollen, a leading democrat on that committee. on twitter -- ronald is up next from philadelphia, pennsylvania, on our independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. the president is doing an excellent job. he's one of the best presidents in my lifetime. the republicans got what they wanted. wanted sequestered. they got cuts with no revenue. they should be happy. as far as the country being divided, one group against the slaves, one group against the indians, one group against this and another against that. i don't know why anyone says that he's the one who divided the country. people have been walking around with blinders for their whole lifetime. host: we have about 10 m
FOX News
Mar 3, 2013 3:00am PST
about mitch mcconnell's wife, you've seen on our show, former labor secretary elaine chao. >> clayton: she served under president bush and here is the tweet that went out. this woman has the ear of mitch mcconnell and she's his wife. exmay explain why your job moved to china. he's not taking this down, if the shoe were on the other foot accord to go mcconnell, this would be an outrage. if a conservative had done this it would be all over the press. and here is what mcconnell sounded off at. elaine chao is just as much as american as any of the rest of, in fact, had to go through a lot more to be an american. and they will not get away with attacking my wife. at any good husband would in attacking his wife. >> tucker: they will quote, those tweets did not reflect our values, we're committed to making sure nothing like that happens again, comments to race, ethnicity and sexual orientation have no place in any debate, and we are deeply embarrassed by a mistake. the justice department would be all over this, a hate crime, and law center would issue a paper how this was a hate group. and e
CNN
Mar 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
implementing the $85 billion in cuts starting tomorrow. >>> senate republican leader mitch mcconnell lashing out at a left-wing group for what he is calling a racial slur against his while the group, progress kentucky, ignited controversy when it drew a connection between former labor secretary elaine chow and the practice of outsourcing to asia. chow was born in taiwan. mcconnell defended his wife and said his re-election campaign has already begun, saying, "elaine chow is just as much an american as any of the rest of them." in fact, she had to go through a lot more to become an american, it went on to say. >> the race will take care of itself in 2014 i must stay has started early, a left wing group down here in kentucky already issued racial slurs against my wife and already questioned my own patriotism, so the left is fully engaged down here in kentucky. they would love to take out the republican leader of the senate. >> mcconnell says it's not the first time this type of thing has happened. >>> you on your way home? >> yes, ma'am. >> so, you're not gonna be here in town when these cuts
ABC
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
, against mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader. >> ashley judd looks like she's all systems go for running for senate in kentucky. she's acting like a candidate in waiting. she's talking to folks in washington and in kentucky about it. >> reporter: it would be a bruting race. but there's no question, ashley judd is pretty tough, as i found when i interviewed her last year. >> i can wear the t-shirt that says, i do my own stunts. >> reporter: nice. >> no! >> reporter: do you think you have learned enough about fighting now that you could mess somebody up for real if you had to? >> i absolutely know i could. now you tush -- turn. >> reporter: she showed me how to throw a hollywood punch. so you hit me, for the record. >> i did. i did. >> reporter: so why would judd who was once one of the highest paid actresses in hollywood, though herself into what would surely be a knock-down, drag-out political fight? she largely walked away from acting in the early part of the last decade after being treated for severe depression, the result, she said, of a turbulent childhood, during which s
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2013 8:35pm EST
and gentlemen, the republican leader of the united dates senate, the honorable mitch mcconnell. [applause] >> mr. president, you honor us with your presence. thanks for being here. [applause] speaker boehner, leader reid, leader policy, members of the parks family, distinguished guests and friends, we gather here today to remember a woman whose legacy has already outlived her time among us. we honor her, not only with our presence, but with this permanent win minor of the cause -- reminder of the she embodied. with this statue we affirm that the courage and the cause of rosa parks not only earned her a place in the hearts of all americans, but a permanent place among the other figures in the fall -- in this hall of national memory. rosa parks may not have led us to victory against the british, she did not give a single speech in the senate or the house am a poor blast off into space, or point the way west in the western wilderness. yet, with quiet courage, and unshakable resolve, she did something no less important on a cold, alabama evening in 1955. she helped unite the spirit of america. which
FOX News
Mar 3, 2013 12:00am PST
with congressional lettered includug jone boehner and mitch mcconnell and they had a meeting, first they have had in weeks. they got together and he said no progress and it is it all the republican's fault. was there anything of value in the meeting or it just for show? >> i think it totally for show. i think the president tired of getting critism saying he was traveling here and there but not to the senate to ask his pal harry reid to finally pass a budget. it is over 1400 days since the senate passed a budget. where are thyself guys? they're awol. the president held a meeting just i believe for show, and now, heap's trying to blame everything on the republicans. well, the fact isunder sequestration governor, you said governor country had to face tough decisions all of the time. our governor, governor brewer inherited a terrible budget from the lady that is it homeland security janet napolitano who was our prior gov goch. it a terrible deficit and arizona has cut spending 30 percent. that is not cut necessary projected increases like the federal government does and calm that a cut in spending, t
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2013 11:00am PST
mitch mcconnell was the loudest voice on this is aing that the president hadn't been speaking to him at all. now they're all getting a voice at the table and perhaps there's compromise to be had. >> i want to bring in kristen welker. i did want to ask you quickly, what do we know about the conversation at that dinner? what did the president and what did those senators sit around the table and talk about? >> well, craig, the white house and folks on the hill are keeping most of the details under wraps, but i can tell you that they said that the majority of the conversation was focused on deficit reduction and the president really laying out what he is putting on the table, making it clear that he is willing to reform entitlements. some people saying that they hadn't been aware of the fact that he was willing, for example, to put means testing on the table and those types of things. so really, both sides staking out where they stand on these issues and talking about the sequester. how can they at this point mitigate some of the impacts of the sequester and one important point about the
CNN
Mar 3, 2013 9:00am PST
in the works. >> i am not a dictator. i'm the president. so ultimately if mitch mcconnell or john boehner say we need to go catch a plane, i can't have secret service block the doorway. >> joining me from his home state of kentucky, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. thank you so much for being here this morning. give me a state of play. is this, as far as republicans are concerned, at least as far as you are concerned, are these budget cuts a done deal? they are now in place and you have no intention of having any kind of discussion about ameliorating them in some ways. >> look, candy, the question is are we going to keep the commitment we made to the american people a year and a half ago, a bipartisan agreement signed by the president that we would reduce spending without raising taxes by this amount of money in this fiscal year. here we are a year and a half later with the president trying to walk away from the commitment we made to the american people. let's talk about the larger issue just for a moment. we now have a $16 trillion national debt. our debt is as big as our economy. tha
MSNBC
Mar 6, 2013 9:00am PST
engagement on a big issue since the early days of his presidency. senator majority leader mitch mcconnell is all for daytont. >> frankly, i wish he'd done more of that over the years. we've had, all of us, very limited interaction with the president. he's certainly doesn't have to go through me to call on my members, and i'm sure he will, and i encourage him to do so. >> of course, necessity is usually the grandmother of change. despite several weeks of bully pulpit pressure, even the president acknowledged that his hands are tied unless congress decides to cooperate. >> this idea that somehow there's a secret formula or secret sauce to get speaker boehner or mitch mcconnell to say, you know what, mr. president, you're right. we should close some tax loopholes for the well off and well connected in exchange for some serious entitlement reform and spending cuts in programs we don't need. you know, i think if there was a secret way to do that, i would have tried it. i would have done it. >> and if the mealtime diplomacy fails, there's always a backup to the back-up plan, win back the house
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 9:00am PST
, including minority leader mitch mcconnell, and republican conference chair john thune. the old school, new school, old school split was evident on the twitter-verse. stand with rand began trending globally, and am they e-mail approximated supporters, defend your constitution, _#stand with rand. meanwhile, lindsey graham, intra-party scold got a _#of his own. primary graham. if there was any question about just how tense it might be in the upper chamber, the "new york times" ran this photo showing paul and mccain sharing an elevator ride after the elder senator accused the kentucky sion of disservice. hash tag, awkward. stephanie, we have talked ad nauz yum at this point about the lower chamber and the raucus caucus and how difficult a job speaker john boehner has in his words getting the frogs in the wheelbarrow. but this week i think exposed some serious changes, if not a rift within the elder wing -- the elder sort of establishment wing of the republican party in the upper chamber. not just on sequester but with the rand paul talky filibuster. >> i was pleased see that picture because n
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2013 4:00am PST
on the floor to voice their support. most were newcomers, new faces. mitch mcconnell, the senate republican leader, also joibed. what we saw was a huge response from the conservative grass roots supporting rand paul on twitter. we saw the conservative drudge report calling mccain an old bull, you know, freedom works is calling on mccain to apologize to rand paul. so i would say this raises a really important question. what is the gop establishment? maverick john mccain might have been on the wrong side of this one. >> interesting. i'll stay with you as we switch gears here. we're going to take a bit from the president's weekly address talking about his gop meeting. >> earlier this week, for example, i met with some republican senators to see there were smarter ways to grow our economy and reduce our deficits than the arbitrary cuts and the so-called sequester that recently went into place. we had an open and honest conversation about critical issues like immigration reform and gun violence and other areas where we can work together to move this country forward. >> so, there appears to be so
Current
Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
know what i like about it? mitch mcconnell wasn't at the dinner last night. you cannot deal with mitch mcconnell. who was not at lunch today? eric cantor, john boehner wasn't there. mccarthy from california wasn't there. >> john: obama was with the reasonable ones. >> bill: that's a strategy is to pick the people off that he needs -- he needs some republican votes to get anything done. pick those people off and isolate the hard-liners then maybe we can move forward. >> john: it is a big relief because the last time this many republicans met for dinner in d.c., it was to obstruct the president, not is to have him buy them sea bass. you had chris van hollen on your program, still carried on current before his lunch date with the president. what did chris van hollen expect from the meeting and what do you think he expects from the budget negotiations going forward? >> bill: first, i have to say when you have breakfast with bill press and lunch with barack obama, that's a pretty good day i think for chris van hollen. what he told us is he did not expect to make any deal at lunch. he knew t
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. >> a fascinating divide, who would have thought that mitch mcconnell would run to the senate floor to bask in the flow of rand paul, and then lindsey graham and john mccain say sit down. what does this mean for 2016. could this libertarian wing -- >> i love the libertarian wing having a role in the party. i think it's very healthy. there may be something personal here. we don't know. this was a little strong by senator mccain. i don't know as far as any personal animosity. but at this point in the cycle, it's no big deal. it's a one-day story. but it's good for the party. >> it's almost now a three or four-day story, and it makes me nostalgic for real filibusters that were dramatic, not everyday rote occurrences but it really does show how fractured the republican party is, and when they make a dramatic moment it is over something that the entire country isn't galvanized on. republicans have been obstinate. this is just a real sign of how far to the right the republican party has gone. >> one thing that was of interest to me was the fact that all these guys wanted to get in on this, the mc
Comedy Central
Mar 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
share his commitment to checking executive power. wait a minute, is that mitch mcconnell? >> first let me thank him for his courage and conviction, the administration should answer a question does the administration take the view that a drone stroke against a u.s. zen on u.s. soil would be an appropriate use of that weapon. >> jon: simmer down turtle man. [ laughter ] i don't think drone strikes -- [laughter] er? [laughter] let me tell you something about the other senators. the other senators are reetionent additions to the senate so i don't mind them jumping into paul's filibuster but you don't get to jump in on the concern that the executive branch might be trampling the criewtion train. as i remember the habeas corpus see if you can get the president to sign off on wiretapping i believe your response to that was -- yeah. [ laughter ] back to senator paul, it was a thoroughly entertaining display of moral fortitude which sadly come to an end that all filibusters must. >> i would go for another 12 hours to broke storm's record but there are limits to filibustering and i'm going have
FOX News
Mar 6, 2013 8:00am PST
to try to come up with a new budget deal. mitch mcconnell says that he welcomes the move. >> i expect the president has talked to various members and i wish he would have done more of that over the years. we have had very limited interaction with the president and he certainly doesn't have to go through me and i'm sure he will and i encourage them to do so. jon: some are wondering whether the willingness to reach out is connected to the recent drop in his polling numbers right after the sequester kicked in. his approval rating is now at 49%, down from a high of 56% shortly after hi inauguration. let's talk talk about it with juan williams, fox news political analyst. one senior democratic congressional aides said that the president seems to view relations with lawmakers as a chore and not an opportunity. is this the right thing to do, to be inviting some of these republican senators to dinner? >> yes, his mitch mcconnell said, he should have done a long time ago. it's not just republicans, but the entire congressional delegation. oftentimes they feel that they don't make that effort t
NBC
Mar 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
they had a budget deal. >> if mitch mcconnell or john boehner say we have to go to meet the plane, i cannot block the doorway. >> reporter: sequester day one. >> team obama said the longer the across the bored spending cuts go on, the greater the impact. the sequester could last months. at the start, has not seemed to hurt investor confidence. stocks were up near record territory. scott budman is talking about why and silicone valley is an engine of growth. >> we know that america's confidence in our economy is not rattled even when the deadline comes upon us. we measure the confidence with the stock market. it barely moved, they actually moved up for most of the day, ending with small gains, led higher by bay area companies that in fact have boosted the economy since the melt down of 2008. for proof, here are the local stocks on the dow since the melt down which is shown by the dip on the left of the stock chart, cisco has moved up and intel moved up more, and chevron saw their stock double. now, the one local dow component that lost ground is hewlett-packard that had its own problems but
NBC
Mar 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
think about the leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell, he's up for re-election in kentucky next year, so he has little room to maneuver. it seems like this is going to go a little farther down the line, lester, into the big budget talks. that's where you could see some trading around taxes and entitlement cuts then. >> that leads to my next question because as kristen pointed out the sky didn't fall today. this is going to roll out over a series of weeks. is there another deadline that may be a bit more subtle but that both sides have their eye on to get this done? >> i really think it's the budget talks. what we learned yesterday, the president and speaker boehner say they don't want to shut the government down in several weeks over the rest of the funding for this year. >> all right. david gregory, thanks very much. a reminder you can see david's entire interview with house speaker boehner tomorrow on "meet the press" here on nbc. >>> now to florida. and what appears to be an increasingly dangerous situation for one neighborhood as a sinkhole keeps growing. one man is presumed dead aft
NBC
Mar 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
's considered an uphill climb in the decidedly red state of kentucky. mitch mcconnell is the senate minority leader, current holder of the seat. both candidates would have access to big funding. mcconnell is up for re-election in 2014. >>> caroline kennedy will award the jfk profile in courage award to former congresswoman gabby giffords, the survivor of gun violence, mass shooting in tucson, arizona back in 2011. the ceremony is may 5th. >>> a jury in los angeles today awarded $8.3 million to a man who accused a subsidiary of johnson & johnson of knowingly marketing a faulty hip implant that was later recalled. it was the first of an avalanche of lawsuits. there are nearly 11,000 similar cases involving this implant, which was pulled from the market two years ago now. jurors found that the all-metal asrxl implant was defectively designed and caused metal poisoning and other ailments. >>> more trouble on a cruise ship. 108 people came down with the norovirus during a caribbean cruise that became something of a gastrointestinal nightmare. tonight, the royal caribbean "vision of the seas" is d
FOX News
Mar 7, 2013 3:00am PST
for senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. that is not really him. but his campaign released a video that's going viral. >>brian: his campaign released it? >>steve: somebody wearing a giant mitch mcconnell mask but a move to the latest craze. there is also somebody dressed as abraham lincoln. >>gretchen: why doesn't he get out there and do it? when i saw it on the rundown this morning, i thought we're going to see mitch mcconnell doing the harlem shake. >>brian: he is up for reelection. this is an interesting way to launch it. there are a lot of mitch mcconnell heads out there. if you're a young person going to school today, is that viral? >>steve: it could start a trend. >>gretchen: i'm going to start a petition. let's get the real mitch mcconnell out there doing the harlem dance. he >>brian: he wants to win reelection. >>steve: he was up late last night. he was one of the final questioners of senator paul. >>gretchen: they knew an attack was coming. libyan officials warned the obama administration but our consolate being in danger just days before the benghazi attack? that's according t
FOX Business
Mar 1, 2013 9:00pm EST
. >> i am not a dictator. i am the president. ultimately is mitch mcconnell or john painter say we have to catch a plane , i cannot have secret service block the doorway. the fact they don't take it means i should somehow doa the agenda i mind meld?ed gerri: where are we going here grover? >> the president is of little bit confused and shaken up. the sequester was his idea. he roughed up bob woodward but this is his idea he signed legislation to put this into effect. he thought about it. he did this instead of reform that the republicans and house wanted. t this is what he said the -- instead of the right and veggies that the republicans would recoil because defense spending would not risele rise, watching too much cable television becauseid hoping they would not get what they were hoping for but only four of thosebsent people not the modern republican party or the people. gerri: doo you think what has happened with the sequestered you will have him sign it within the hour. apocalypse now or apocalypse not? raise your hand. come on. it looks like it is unanimous. >> i thoughtun in apoc
FOX News
Mar 9, 2013 1:00am PST
the political spectrum from jon stewart to mitch mcconnell, from the aclu, to ted cruise, his filibuster made for some strange bed follows. but, of course, not everybody was happy. is that snarkers calling paul's stance weird and crazy. but what's surprising is that two g.o.p. senators lindsey graham and john mccain launched their own drone strike against paul. >> we have done, i think, a disservice to a lot of americans by making them believe that somehow they are in danger from their government. they are not. i don't think what happened yesterday is helpful to the american people. what we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those critics who say that the rules of the senate are being abused. i hope that my colleagues on this side of the aisle will take that into consideration. >> to take this debate into the absurd is what i object to. >> laura: now, don't get me wrong. they have the right to disagree with paul and the majority of g.o.p. senators who stood with him. but, given that the filibuster lasted 13 hours, why didn't either of them have the moxxy to debate their colleague fa
FOX News
Mar 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
averted horrible cuts of essential services, willing to work on the senate side. mitch mcconnell is willing to work with the president to reshift priorities. the message was clear. i'm not too sure it got through too well, but the message was clear. one of the things sometimes you have to do is sort of take a step back and let the president go out and do what he did was overplay his hand. they did. they were smart and success on their message that we're sticking to our guns. we need these cuts. we need more than these cuts. we need to do them smartly and that is what we're going to stick with. >> dana: senator, great to. thanks for being with us. >>> some g.o.p. lawmakers warn the campaign sales tactics are poisoning relationships with the people that he needs to work with us. thanks for being with us tonight. you have been out on the west coast this week and you were talking to people outside the beltway in the republican party. what do you hear from them. i know you also like to listen. what did you hear? >> i mean in regard to poisonous relationships. i don't think the preside
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